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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Miazga, Yedlin, and more


Matt Miazga was at the center of attention on Tuesday with the U.S. Men’s National Team, and now the centerback returns to Ligue 1 play this weekend.

Miazga and Nantes snatched their first win of their domestic campaign on Sept. 1st, holding on for a 3-2 win at Strasbourg. The 23-year-old has fit in nicely in France, starting in three of the club’s four league matches this season. Nantes will be favored to get points this weekend as they face Stade Reims, who has lost their last two league fixtures.

Elsewhere, DeAndre Yedlin will look to give Newcastle another strong outing as they battle Arsenal in EPL action. Danny Williams will hope for a start with Huddersfield Town as they host Crystal Palace, while Tim Ream seeks his season debut for Fulham.

In Germany, Bobby Wood and Hannover entertain RB Leipzig at home, while Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Hoffenheim. Andrija Novakovich returns to club duty with Fortuna Sittard in the Netherlands, while Romain Gall and Malmo battle Ostersunds in Sweden.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:


Ligue 1

Timothy Weah and PSG face St. Etienne on Friday.

Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu and Rennes face Nice on Friday.

Matt Miazga and Nantes face Stade Reims on Sunday.

Ligue 2

Quentin Westberg and Auxerre face Clermont Foot on Friday.


Premier League

DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United face Arsenal on Saturday.

Danny Williams and Huddersfield Town face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Tim Ream, Luca De La Torre and Fulham face Manchester City on Saturday.

EFL Championship

Antonee Robinson and Wigan Athletic face Brentford on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj and Hull City face Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Swansea City face Gboly Ariyibi and Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron and Queens Park Rangers face Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Duane Holmes and Derby County face Rotherham United on Saturday.

EFL League One

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Burton Albion on Saturday.



Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.

Bobby Wood and Hannover face RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Weston McKennie and Schalke face Fabian Johnson and Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

John Brooks and Wolfsburg face Jonathan Klinsmann and Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Timothy Tillman and Nuremberg face Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Caleb Stanko and Freiburg face Stuttgart on Sunday.


Joe Gyau and Duisburg face Union Berlin on Friday.

Julian Green and Greuther Furth face Holstein Kiel on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd, McKinze Gaines and Darmstadt face Andrew Wooten and Sandhausen on Saturday.

Brady Scott and FC Koln face Paderborn on Sunday.


Liga MX

Alejandro Guido, Rubio Rubin and Club Tijuana face Omar Gonzalez and Atlas on Sunday.

Joe Corona and Club America face Moncarcas Morelia on Saturday.

Ventura Alvarado and Necaxa face Cruz Azul on Saturday.

Jose Torres and Puebla face Queretaro on Saturday.

Eduardo Fernandez and Tigres face Pachuca on Saturday.

William Yarborough and Club Leon face Santos Laguna on Sunday.

Michael Orozco and Lobos face Pumas on Sunday.



Keaton Parks and Benfica face Desportivo Aves on Sunday.


Segunda Division

Shaq Moore and Reus Deportiu face Tenerife on Saturday.



Romain Gall and Malmo face Ostersunds on Saturday.

Kofi Sarkodie and Trelleborg face BK Hacken on Monday.

Alex DeJohn, Andrew Stadler and Dalkurd face Kalmar on Monday.



Jonathan Amon and Nordsjaelland face Randers on Saturday.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Hobro face Vendsyssel on Sunday.

Michael Lansing and Aalborg face Vejle on Monday.



Andrija Novakovich and Fortuna Sittard face Erik Palmer-Brown and NAC Breda on Sunday.

Desevio Payne and Excelsior face Willem II on Saturday.


Pro League

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Juan Torres and Lokeren on Friday.

Kenny Saief and Anderlecht face Genk on Saturday.

Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Mouscron on Sunday.



Emerson Hyndman and Hibernian face Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Kevin Silva and Hearts face Motherwell on Saturday.



Josh Gatt and Rheindorf Altach face Hartberg on Saturday.

South Korea


Mix Diskerud and Ulsan Hyundai face Pohang Steelers on Saturday.


Swiss cup

Kekuta Manneh and FC St Gallen face Muri on Sunday.


  1. Shaw Moore’s transfer paperwork apparently finally clear as he gets his first minutes for his new club, 22 minutes off the bench.

    • Pulisic and Chandler were both on the injured list and did not dress, but SBI was evidently unaware, again.
      John Brooks (not Jonathan, by the way, TV commentators please take note) will probably start for Wolfsburg, but Jonathan Klinsmann is so far from being a starter even for Hertha II that it seems gratuitous even to mention his name in the same context, unless something has recently changed.
      Weston McKennie was injured only days ago, so will probably not play. Right? Anyone?
      William Yarbrough seems to have lost his starting slot weeks ago.
      Emperor’s-new-clothes question: Is there no way for SBI to actually get this information in time to share it with users? The list now reads like it was compiled by a computer with no clue about actual players from week to week. Some of the SBI writers probably know more than that, so why is no one asking them?
      But in the meantime, with no actual reporting, it seems unlikely that anyone will have an answer to the Sargent question until the team steps on the field.
      It just seems a shame to go to the trouble of making such a long list in the first place, and then not go ahead and take the extra step or two to keep it up to date and relevant. I would like to see SBI seize this opportunity and improve on the competition.

      • Its pretty hard actually across the pond especially if you don’t speak four or five languages to get a very accurate injury report. I tried for a while, I follow every large club that Americans play for on twitter and seldom do the clubs provide that information. Sometimes its in the clubs prematch report but unless the manager mentions it in their end of week presser it usually isn’t. I used to check but it would say on Friday a player was out for the week and then they’d start the next day. Take Ream for example, Fulham first reported it was a minor injury and he’d be available week 2, well we are month passed that with no Ream. I agree especially for guys like Ream that we know have been injured at least in the Weekend Review they could add injured.
        I mentioned Pulisic in my original post because people were speculating that he wasn’t really that hurt but just didn’t want to play for the national team last week.

  2. Been excited to see Ream with Fulham back in the Premier League, but it looks like it’s still going to be “a number of weeks.” I still think he belongs in the fold in the versatile LB discussion (especially over Lichaj) battling out with Robinson now, and wish we’d used him more in qualifying (although some of that was bad timing with minor knocks and what not).

    Anyway, from the coach:

    “Right now, he’s a few weeks without working with the team and at the end, the last information that I have is positive and I cannot tell you exactly, but we hope he will be available soon to start working with the team.”

    • He played LB 3 times in 2016/17 and once last season. Although being left-footed puts him above Lichaj he doesn’t get forward well, and with our lack of creativity in the mild field we need FBs who can get involved in the offense.

    • Yes, there was just a Kicker article in German where the coach stated that Sargent is a first team player and his time with the U-23 team is to get him match fit. Also, the Werder Twitter account just posted a pic of the first team today and Sargent is in it. I’d bet he makes his debut by December, maybe earlier if they have a Cup match or a busy period in ththe schedule.

    • He’s been training with them all season despite playing with Werder II including this week. He and AJ both made the official team photo that was taken this week (33 players in it by my count). That would seem to be a good sign. Werder usually has a photo or two of him each week on Twitter so they are promoting him on both their English and German feed, I think it’s only a matter of time.


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